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Columbia University Research Assistant in New York, New York

  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union --

  • Bargaining Unit: SSA

  • Regular/Temporary: Regular

  • End Date if Temporary:

  • Hours Per Week: 35

  • Salary Range:

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Principal Investigator of the Coordinating Center for Community Interventions in Vulnerable Populations and the Manhattan Vision Screening and Follow-up Study in the Department of Ophthalmology, the research assistant will support all study-related activities in accordance with clinical research principals.


  • Serve as the contact person for all community partners, including government agencies, universities, corporate companies, and stakeholders.

  • Set up meetings with investigators, sponsor, subcontractors, partners, and screening team.

  • Assist with the development of manual of procedures, recruitment materials, training slide sets, and any study-related documents.

  • Assist with creating recruitment materials for the vision screening program.

  • Consent and enroll subjects into research studies as part of the vision screening team.

  • Coordinate day-to-day study-related procedures, including scheduling vision screenings, organizing materials, and ensuring equipment is transported to the sites.

  • Interact with eye glasses provider by uploading glasses prescriptions to the web portal.

  • Order any equipment and supplies required for the vision screening program.

  • Process all study-related receipts, including transportation to vision screenings and meetings with the sponsor, investigators, and other awardees.

  • Oversee and participate in all data entry procedures related to research studies using REDCAP.

  • Contact study participants via phone and letters with eye screening results and set up follow-up eye exam appointments with optometry and ophthalmology.

  • Assist with writing and submitting research manuscripts, including creating figures and tables, conducting literature search, and reference organization.

  • Initiate IRB submission, perform IRB modifications and renewals, and maintain all regulatory documents.

  • Conduct other study-related duties as necessary.

  • Duties will need to be performed in a timely manner, according to deadlines set by the Principal Investigator the IRB or other regulatory bodies.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and one and one-half years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience. Able to use the Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with strong professional writing skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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